Luella Dora Ruff, age 95 of gothenburg, NE died July 6th, 2021. She was born February 27, 1926 to John and Clara (Werner) Mussman on a farm northwest of Norton, Kansas.
She was baptized March 7, 1926 at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Norton and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe on May 19, 1940. she graduated from Arapahoe High School and received a Normal Training Teaching Certificate. She went to California for a year after high school and upon returning to Nebraska was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Holdrege for four years. She also worked at Becton Dickenson in Holdrege for seventeen years.
On April 23, 1950 she was married to Vernon ruff. They lived and farmed around Holbrook and Arapahoe. They enjoyed traveling and camping. They were blessed with two daughters, Deborah and Kathy. She moved to Gothenburg in 2008 to be near family.
When her daughters were younger, Luella taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and helped with Girl Scouts. After she retired from BD, she was a member of LWML helped at the Mission Mall, Food Pantry and joined some of her fellow BD retirees for their Breakfast Club. Luella also enjoyed refurnishing furniture.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vernon, son-in-law Carl Weidman; brothers, Melvin and Harold; sisters, Frances, Helen, Mildred, Faye and Ferne; brothers-in-law, Clarence, Dale, Orvin, Chet, Scotty and Ken; sisters-in-law, Winnie and Veva.
Survivors include daughters Deb Weidman and Kathy (Al) Morales; sister-in-law Norma Mussman.. Grandchildren; Allen (Betina) Weidman and Kami (Brent) Hudson. Great grandchildren; Kyle, Conner and Katelyn Weidman, Karley and Claire Hudson. She also leaves behind many nephews and nieces and their families.
A private family service was held on July 13, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe with Pastor James Mosier officiating. Interment was in Arapahoe Cemetery.